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Princess Mary will spend Christmas in Tasmania after five years away from Australia 

Princess Mary of Denmark is set to return to Australia to spend Christmas with her family.

The Hobart-born royal, 50, will bring her husband Crown Prince Frederick and their children Christian, 17, Isabella, 15 and twins Vincent and Josephine, 11, to spend the holidays with her Tasmanian family, the Danish royal household has confirmed.

It’s the first time in five years the whole family will be visiting Australia together. Mary made a top secret solo getaway to Melbourne last year. 

Princess Mary of Denmark is set to return to Australia to spend Christmas with her family. Pictured in September with husband Crown Prince Fredrick

The Hobart-born royal (far right), 50, will bring her husband Crown Prince Frederick (centre back) and their children Christian (left back), 17, Isabella (front centre), 15 and twins Vincent (far left)  and Josephine (front right), 11, to spend the holidays with her Tasmanian family. The family are pictured in April in Denmark

The Hobart-born royal (far right), 50, will bring her husband Crown Prince Frederick (centre back) and their children Christian (left back), 17, Isabella (front centre), 15 and twins Vincent (far left)  and Josephine (front right), 11, to spend the holidays with her Tasmanian family. The family are pictured in April in Denmark

It will be a private trip, meaning she is not Down Under in any official capacity. Her last trip to her home country in an official capacity was in 2013.

A statement from the royal household read: ‘In December, the Crown Prince’s family will travel on a private Christmas holiday in Australia to celebrate the holiday with HRH the Crown Princess’s family.

‘It has been five years since the Crown Prince coupled together with their four children last visited the Crown Princess’s homeland.’

The love story between Princess Mary and Prince Frederick has been well documented; the couple met in a Sydney bar and Mary, born in Tasmania, moved to the northern hemisphere to be with Frederik. 

The love story between Princess Mary and Prince Frederick has been well documented; the couple met in a Sydney bar and Mary, born in Tasmania, moved to the northern hemisphere to be with Frederik. She is pictured in 2011 on a trip to Sydney

The love story between Princess Mary and Prince Frederick has been well documented; the couple met in a Sydney bar and Mary, born in Tasmania, moved to the northern hemisphere to be with Frederik. She is pictured in 2011 on a trip to Sydney 

It will be a private trip, meaning she is not Down Under in any official capacity. Her last trip to her home country in an official capacity was in 2013 (pictured)

It will be a private trip, meaning she is not Down Under in any official capacity. Her last trip to her home country in an official capacity was in 2013 (pictured) 

Princess Mary’s visits to Australia 

2005: Official visit and first as Crown Princess 

2006: Private visit (after birth of first son Christian)

2008: Official visit 

2010: Private visit for friend’s birthday

2011: Official visit and first trip as family of four 

2013: Most recent official visit

2015: Private visit with whole family

2017: Private visit with whole family

2021: Secret solo trip for 50th birthday

Since since marrying her prince in 2004 she’s known to have come back to Australia at least nine times – with four being official visits.

Before the pandemic, the family would make a visit back at least every one or two years, but this slowed after 2017. 

In March 2021, the royal made a secret trip without her husband or children for her 50th birthday.

Mary met up with pals who weren’t able to make it to Denmark for the celebrations, and was spotted shopping in the Melbourne suburb or Brighton with her former bridesmaid Amber Petty. 

She picked up a coral suit from a local brand  Scanlan Theodore and was pictured wearing it weeks later back home in Denmark. 

The last time Mary visited with her family was December 2017, where she was pictured on many of Sydney’s beaches before travelling down to Tasmania to spend the holidays with her family.

No details have been released of the royal family’s trips within Australia this time, but it is likely she will visit her native Tasmania.

The trip is likely to be a welcome distraction for Mary and  Frederick, who have been plagued with drama in the royal household.

Mary’s mother-in-law Queen Margrethe, 82, and her youngest son Joachim have been engaged in peace talks after the monarch announced she would be stripping his four children, Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, of their royal titles, which he claimed had ‘hurt’ them. 

Since since marrying her prince in 2004 she's known to have come back to Australia at least nine times - with four being official visits. The family are pictured in Denmark

Since since marrying her prince in 2004 she’s known to have come back to Australia at least nine times – with four being official visits. The family are pictured in Denmark

Before the pandemic, the family would make a visit back at least every one or two years, but this slowed after 2017. The family are pictured with Queen Margrethe in April

 Before the pandemic, the family would make a visit back at least every one or two years, but this slowed after 2017. The family are pictured with Queen Margrethe in April

Heir to the throne Frederick and his wife Princess Mary’s four children remain unaffected by Margrethe’s decision as they are direct descendants of the future King.

Joachim, 53, and his second wife Princess Marie, 46, who is mother to his youngest two children, have said their relationship with Frederik and Mary is ‘complicated’.

But as the conflict brewed between the Danish royals, Spanish magazine Vaniatis Elconfidencial claimed the real reason for the rift was because Joachim ‘was deeply in love with his sister-in-law Mary’.

The last time Mary visited with her family was December 2017, where she was pictured on many of Sydney's beaches before travelling down to Tasmania to spend the holidays with her family

The last time Mary visited with her family was December 2017, where she was pictured on many of Sydney’s beaches before travelling down to Tasmania to spend the holidays with her family

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